As a culinary palindrome, naan tastes the same backward as it does forward, like the bananab or a Toyota. Take a bite in every direction with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian street fare at Saffron Valley, in South Jordan.
The restaurant branch of East India Pantry, Saffron Valley escorts diners on a culinary constitutional through the aromatic avenues of India. From nibbles to more substantial servings, the menu meanders through traditional classics into inventive new recipes. The chaat clique, the most popular snack group in school, includes potato and pea-filled samosa pastries, dabeli's bun-riding potato pancake topped with pomegranate, peanuts, and chutneys, as well as a posse of puffed puri wafers caught breaking curfew with an assortment of senior sauces ($4.99 each). Savory dosa crêpes wrap coconut chutney and an array of flavorful fillings in their adoring, finger-food embrace ($5.99–$7.99), while the kati rolls marry fresh and grilled ingredients within a sleeping bag of flatbread ($5.99–$7.99).
For hunger-havers with more extensive stomach grumbles, mini 6-inch indian pizzas ($7.99) and skewer-stuck kebabs ($10.99) sizzle in the clay oven, and bowls of biryani bring an elite squad proteins and vegetables into their spiced-rice ranks ($8.99–$10.99). The Who's Who list of curries shines with five VIPs—smoky tikka masala, tamarind-tinged vindaloo, ginger garlic kadai, creamy coconut korma, and spinach-spiked saag ($10.99 each). Founder Lavanya Mahate's pledge to use only local and seasonal ingredients ensures all dishes leave a smaller carbon footprint than a fleet of trading-company frigates.